The Pool Full of Wine (2023)
The Pool Full of Wine is a two-channel video installation that abstractly portrays an escapist’s fantasy, drawing inspiration from Zhang’s queer experiences and hybrid identity. The piece features monstrous and erotic metamorphosed bodies immersed in a turbulent, peculiar, yet fluid world, alongside a sci-fi narrative. It intuitively explores the connections between in-betweenness, queerness, and plasticity.
In the animated realm, the non-vococentric soundtrack harmonises with fragmented and disconnected visuals, as well as unaligned text. This arrangement creates gaps where meanings and connotations are liberated, fostering an open dialogue with the viewers.